Tag: Keystone XL

New Report: Analysis of Frequency and Worst Case Spills for TransCanada Pipeline

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Ever wondered what the worst case scenario would be for the Ogallala Aquifer or Platte River if the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline gets approved? A professor from the University of Nebraska, Dr. John Stansbury wrote a new report answering that question titled: “Analysis of Frequency, Magnitude and Consequence of Worst-Case spills from the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline”  […]
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Yale 360: Alberta’s Tar Sands Boom

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The article below appeared in Yale 360, an international online magazine covering the environment.  The author, Jim Robbins is a veteran journalist based in Helena, Montana. He has written for theNew York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and numerous other publications. His fifth book, The Forgotten Forest, about the poorly understood role of trees in the environment, will be published […]
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Pipeline Article and Q & A with the State Department’s Daniel Thune

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Below is an article and Q & A originally posted at macleans.ca. The reporter sat down with Daniel Thune, the official at the State Dept. who is in charge of reviewing TransCanda’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, to talk about the review process. It’s an enlightening read. What’s Blocking Up the Keystone XL […]
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Lee Terry Wants to Rush Pipeline

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Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) wants to rush the TransCanada pipeline.  Rather than base the decision on science, he rushed a bill (HR 1938) through the House Energy and Commerce Committee that says Sec. Clinton must make a decision by Nov. 1st, even if the studies have not been finalized. We wrote about Terry and his […]
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Mittens Betrays Heineman

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It was supposed to be a love story meant for the political ages: Mitt Romney (aka Mittens) and Dave Heineman.  One was a presidential hopeful, eager to scrub his moderate record for a more Tea Party-esque persona.  The other, a Midwest governor with his eyes on the Vice Presidency. The two went public with their […]
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Lee Terry vs. Sasquatch

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Lee Terry, I have decided you must not really exist.  Now I know I supposedly saw you at the AFP “Running on Empty” (a title that writes it’s own jokes) stop, but as far as I know that could have just been somebody claiming to be you.  And I know that at Wednesday’s hearing you […]
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Aug. 5-7: Calling all Nebraskans

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Calling all poets, farmers, artists, ranchers, musicians, designers, hair salons, bands, restaurants… Aug. 5-7, across our state, Nebraskans are planning events to bring awareness to the TransCanada pipeline issue.  Events will focus on protecting the Sandhills, the Ogallala Aquifer and our way of life. Do you want to plan an event? Fill out this form, […]
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Heineman Remains Silent on Pipeline

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Six months ago, Gov. Dave Heineman showed his disrespect for the people of this state and a lack of leadership regarding the Keystone XL pipeline when he accused concerned citizens of “mouthing off” and encouraged them to “talk to [their] president,” about the pipeline. Since then, a Congressional Research Service (CRS) memo requested by Nebraska […]
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